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By Tony At water 

Scaling a Mountain 

In the first week of July, lUP celebrated the launching of the 
final phase of the university's Student Residential Revival with 
a groundbreaking ceremony for the Crimson Suites. 

While this event marked 
the start of yet one more 
capital project at I UP, it was 
much more than that. It 
represented the culmination 
of the largest student housing 
replacement project in the 
nation. The event also was 
symbolic of the university's 

resolve to secure a promising 
future for the institution and 
Its students. 

At its conclusion, this multi- 
phased. $270-million project 
will have been completed in 
approximately five years. It 
will have transformed both 
the physical landscape and the 
emotional landscape of the 
Indiana campus. The final 
chapter in this glorious capital 
project would not be moving 
forw/ard were it not for the 
courageous and persistent efforts 
of many individuals. 

It IS fair to say that achieving 
the financing for this final phase 
of the project was a very steep 
mountain to climb, given the 
unforeseen onslaught of a national 
economic recession. There were 
numerous additional challenges 
and obstacles that could have 
prevented the launch of the fourth 
phase of the Student Residential 
Revival. Indeed, there were many 
twists and turns as lUR the 
Foundation for lUP, and their 
partners in the project scaled this 
mountain. It is not an exaggeration 
to say that together we seized 
victory from the jaws of defeat. 
We were able to retrieve success 
from the hot coals of adversity. 

The fortitude and courage of 
the Foundation for lUP and the 
university administrative team, 
together with their corporate 
partners, made what was 
seemingly impossible possible. 
I am grateful and pleased that we 
were able to advance this project 
in such a way that all four phases 
will have been completed by 
August 2010. It has taken 
extraordinary teamwork and 
fortitude to make this happen. 
Consequently, we have gone 
above and beyond expectations. 

I am very pleased that our 
local financial institutions stepped 
forward and took the lead on 
financing the final phase of this 
project. This truly reflects their 
continuing support for lUP and for 
the growth and prosperity of our 
entire region. 

By completing this monumental 
project, we are ensuring that lUP 
remains one of the finest public 
doctoral universities in America for 
generations to come. "'^ 


Fall 2009 Vol. XXVil, No. 4 




John Cavanaugh 



Kenneth Jarin 



Tony Atwaler 



Lynn Barger 




John Vellleux 

EDITOR: Karen Gresh 
RECORDS EDITOR: Susan Kirchner 
WEB EDITOR: Bruce Dries 
STAFF WRITER: Elaine Jacobs Smith 
DESIGN: Michael Maskarlnec 
ILLUSTRATION: David Raymond 
(University Photographer), Barry Reeger 

Franklin Street 
houses under 
construction in 
the new mining 
town ol Clymer. 
July 1923 

lUP Special 


Oflice, John Sutton Hall. Room 316, 101 1 South 
Drive, Indiana, PA 15705-1046 (telephone 
724-357-3062; lax 724-357-5512: 

'Where Pap Worked' 

Mine maps collected, digitized, and made 
searchable by an lUP institute may be 
archival, but they are also critical — to saving 
lives in the future. 

Staying Positive 

Studying full-time, raising three children 
and dealing daily with the effects of 
rheumatoid arthritis — Laura Kline takes 
it all in stride. 

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 

With a wedge borrowed from the trunk 
of Western Washington's coach, 
Gavin Smith became the first PSAC golfer 
to win an NCAA championship. 


2 Letters 

14 Mentors and Achievements 

19 All About Alumni 

On lUP Magazine's Website magazine) 

In Search of the Maya In a Land of Contrasts: Guatemala— 

Two lUP professors share a narrative of their travels 

in pictures and words. 

The Art of Green Design— lUP community members transform 

recycled plastic into sculpture and craft harvested campus trees 

into furniture and other objects 

Pennsylvania Coal Culture— Video, audio, and photographic 
accompaniments to the story in this issue and the University 

Museum exhibition 

property ot Indiana University of 

may be (epnnted at Ihe discretion ot (tie urn 

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COVER: Photograph by Keith Bayer 

Tefinsylvania Coal Culture, Featuring the Rocfl — ^ . . 

liner s helmet with its carbide cap lamp rests on a ledger from the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and lion Company,; 
t» iselln founded and financed, starting in 1881 , In the foreground is the Sunshine" or oil-wick camp lamp used I 
irs in the 1880s ttirough 1920s, Such lamps burned a petroleum product and used a cotton wick to make an 
«e. In the background are a hand-held carbide lamp used by miners in the early 1900s and a two-compartment 
•■-- ' ' "- miners is courtesy ol lUP Special Collections 

jcedu/maaazine l 

Problem Solver 

I recently visited campus and met with 
my old friend and mentor, Dr. Jack Frank 
1'58], former Veterans Affairs Director at 
I UP. It was good seeing Jack again because 
he was such an important influence to me 
and the many veterans he has helped over 
the years. 

i enrolled at Indiana State College in 
1 965 and had changed majors several times 
before 1 was drafted in 1967. With Jack's 
help, 1 was able to enroll full time after the 
service and used my "G.I. Bill" to complete 
my bachelor's degree in Education and 
master's degree in Student Personnel 
Services. I also worked for Jack and helped 
other veterans through the Veterans Affairs 
Office and the lUP Vets Club. Working with 
veterans e.xposed me to the Punxsutawney 
Campus and Norman Storm, the director, 
who hired me as his assistant in 1977. 

Jack drove me around campus and 
showed me all the wonderful changes that 
are happening at lUP. I thought about the 
many memories that were associated with 
lUP during my ten years as a student and 
employee. We ended up at the VFW and sat 
and talked about the "good old days" and 
told many sea stories as old sailors often do. 
His counseling and ability to solve the many 
problems associated with college and older 
students and their families will always be 
appreciated by the many hundreds of 
veterans he has helped. 

I have tried to emulate lack's style and 
mannerisms to help the students and 
families at Maine Maritime Academy 
and was glad to tell him that in person 
over a cold beer. 

Richard Youcis '75, M'77 

Director, Career Services/Cadet Shipping 

Maine Maritime Academy 

Castiiw, Me. 

We Were There 

( The two messages that follow were sent to 
University Archivist Harrison Wicl:. ) 

I am responding to the picture on Page 
20 of the Summer issue of lUP Magazine 
from the 1968 yearbook. I am in the back 
row, looking in the direction of the camera, 
wearing a jacket with white sleeves, with the 
word Captain on it. I came down from 
Punxsutawney for the game. I was a 
business major and graduated with a degree 
in accounting. I spent thirty-five years as a 
CPA and CFP and retired in 2006 from 
Beard Miller Company in Harrisburg. 
I am now living in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

The second guy to my left is Bruce 
Longenecker ['71 ]. We went to the same 
high school. He is an accountant working 
for a real estate firm in Pittsburgh. The guy 
sitting in front of me with the same jacket 
as mine is Phil Arnold |'75]. Phil also went 
to the same high school in Lebanon, Pa. 
He left after his freshman year at lUP to 
join the Army. After serving in Vietnam, he 
came back to lUP and got his degree. He is 
self-employed and living in Lebanon, Pa. 

Thanks for the picture. It brought back a 
lot of good memories. Bruce, Phil, and I 
called each other after we saw the picture. 

lohn Laiidenuin '71 
Conway, S.C. 

1 don't remember all the circumstances 
about the photo or who took it, but I 
recognized myself on the top row second 
from the left. I was a high school senior at 
the time and visiting \\JP with my triend. 
My brother was attending ILIP at the time 
but is not in the picture. I decided to go to 
I UP, and my friend went to Penn State. I 
graduated in 1973 with a B.A. in Psychology. 

John Peles '73 
Ellicott City, Md. 

Dr. Bell's Prophecy 

The other morning while reading the 
newspaper I had a flashback to 1961. 1 could 
see my favorite instructor in my favorite 
class making a bold prediction. Dr. Willis 
Bell stood in front of the class and in a very 
animated manner boldly declared that 
someday science would be able to take a cell 
from the big toe of a person and recreate a 
duplicate of that person. 

Well, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 
2009, article reported that Chinese scientists 
have managed to develop a process which 
enables them to take mouse skin cells and to 
replicate the donor mouse. The bold predic- 
tion of Dr. Bell had been proven. 

Dr. Bell was a character by any definition. 
The course title was Botany 2, the study of 
lower plants. His introductory lectures, 
however, broadly dealt with all of the bio- 
logical sciences, which is how he came to 
include the prediction in a botany class. At 
that time, DNA was a brand-new topic. 
How could anyone envision that the predic- 
tion could possibly be true? 

It is amazing how often a single person's 
influence stays with us. 

John Fruchstorfer '63 
Butler, Pa. 

Same Time Next Year 

(The following message was sent to Web Editor 
Bruce Dries in regard to Alumni E.xtra at ) 

Thank you so much for posting the photo 
of my mother-in-law [Ruth Van Orner 
Shaul '49| and her Delt friends. My husband 
and I were thrilled to have Ruthie fly to 
Mechanicsburg, Pa., from Georgia to meet up 
with her friends. These gals had been having 
\'early reunions for the past twenty years. 

My father-in-law, Andy Shaul '49 
(quarterback of the Indiana Normal School 

# READY TO GO: This image of a pair of aviatrices was 
found in a 1941-42 student fiandbook. According to 
researcher Theresa McOevitt, flight training apparently took 
place on campus, and there was a club related to It. Readers 
with information about the photo and/or the training are invit- 
ed to contact McDevitt, who Is building a collection of Inter- 
views, or University Archivist Harrison Wick. Room 302. 
Stapleton Library: 724-357-3039 or 
McDevltt's e-mail address is mcdevitt& 

football team in the late '40.s after serving in 
WWII ), had always been Ruth s means of 
transportation for these gatherings. It had 
been four years since she had seen her 
friends, as Andy had been in poor health and 
passed away last |une. Ruthic has never been a 
fan of flying but proclaimed she will be back 
next year, as she truly treasures these lovely 
ladies. She e-mailed me this morning and was 
thrilled to have the picture posted on-line. 
Thanks again for making a very .spry and 
amazing octogenarian feel very special. 
IThe photo also appears in the All about 
Alumni section of this issue.j 

Cyndy Shock Shaul '76, M'79 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Miracle Field 

flUP Magazine Web Editor Bruce Dries 
received the following message regarding a 
story in the Summer issue, a related Web 
Exclusive, and an on-line video about the 
Miracle Field in cyanberry Township.) 

Wow... this is fantastic!! You captured 
the true intent of this field. Great job! I'm 
proud to be an lUP alum. 

We will put these links up on our Miracle 
I cague website as well. 

Thanks for all your hard work and help 
informing the public about the Miracle 
League of Southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Memories of Marilyn 

I lost m\' wife of sixty-two years on May 27. 
She was a graduate of ISTC, Class of 1946, in 
the music department. She was active in 
music up to her death. After graduating from 
IST(', she taught music in Mars, Pa., public 
schools and Ridley Township school system 
in eastern Pennsyhania. Marilyn was also a 
choir director, at Ridley Park Methodist 
Church and Grace Bible Fellowship Church 
in Wallingford, Pa. After retiring to Florida, 
she was the director of the Continental 
Singers at Continental Country Club for 
many years. 

I thought it interesting that she was born 
May 27, 1924, graduated high school May 27, 
1942, graduated ISTC May 27, 1946, and died 
May 27, 2009. 

I found several things in her personal keep- 
sakes you may be interested in and will 
enclose them. The snapshots are Marilyn 
Proffitt and her roommate for all four years at 
ISTC: Thelma Smucker. Thelma is still active 
in music and lives in I.igonier, Pa. Her mar- 
ried name is Thelma Iscrupe. 

Loyal Whiteside 
Wildwood, Fla. 

• Marilyn Proffitt Whiteside, left, with Thelma 
Smucker Iscrupe in 1943 on a wall between 
Sutton and H/lcElhaney halls 

Mike Sherry '90 
Cranberry Township, Pa. 


jfects, quick tiakes, facts, figures, short subjects, quick takes, facts, figures, short subject; 

Preserve, Conserve, Use 

!y Karen Gresh 

Two years ago, thanks to a $200,000 
Getty Foundation grant, lUP became one of 
four regional universities Included in Pittsburgh 
History and Landmarks Foundation's second 
Western Pennsylvania Campus Heritage 
Study In company with California, Seton Hill, 
and Washington & Jefferson, lUP welcomed 
PHLF study teams to campus. 

The outcome of the study was a plan, 
unveiled early this past summer, which 
addressed the preservation, conservation, and 
continued use of the historic landscape and 
buildings of lUP Attention was concentrated on 
the oldest buildings in the oldest part of the 
campus: Sutton, Clark, Waller, Fisher, Wilson. 
McElhaney, Leonard, Keith, Breezedale, 
Whitmyre, and Uhler. 

Readers can find the entire hundred-page 
report, lavishly Illustrated, at the lUP Libraries 
Special Collections and Archives site: (Select digital projects 
and exhibits: scroll down to Preservation Plan 
of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2009. 
Warning: It's easy to be waylaid by a variety of 
interesting links listed here.) 

In general, the report gave the university 
high marks: "The historic buildings of Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania have been 
sensitively maintained with past alterations 
and additions, which have generally respected 
the historic character of each building. The 
university's oldest structures, Breezedale and 
John Sutton Hall, have been preserved 
with almost all of their original historic 
character Intact." 

A construction chronology provides an 
Idea of just how historic the campus's 
landmarks are. 


Constructlori Cfironology of tUe Historic Buildings 

1868 Breezedale (purchiased by ISTC, 1947) 

1875 Jotin Sutton Hall* 

1894 Wilson Hall 

1906 Clark Hall (original 1894 building burned In 1905) 

about 1920 Ufiler Hall (purchased by ISTC, 1963) 

1927 Gymnasium (now Waller Hall) 

1931 McEltianey Hall 

1939 Fistier Auditorium 

1939 Keitfi Sctiool (now Keitti Hall) 

1951 Whitmyre Hall 

1953 Leonard Hall (original 1903 building burned in 1952) 

*/n 1903, Thomas Sutton l-lall 
and an extension to John Sutton 
Hall were constructed. They were 
demolished in 1975. 

• Wilson Hall was constructed as ttie 
campus's Model School in 1894, and ttie 
building behind it, the first Leonard Hall, 
was built in 1903 and destroyed 
by fire in 1952. 


#The Art of Green Design 

Bv El a:nl Jacobs Smith 


Just outside the Robertshaw building on 
lUP's South Campus sits a twenty-by-forty- 
foot woodshed erected by students In May 
as part of a three-week Architectural 
[ Woodworking class. 

Its purpose — simply to protect and dry 
wood for students of the Center for Turning 
and Furniture Design — is evident by what's 
happening in and around the shed: Outside, 
a portable handsaw mill is surrounded by 
sections of logs, soon to be sliced into 
usable lumber. Gaps between slats of the 
shed's wood siding allow fresh air to 
circulate, and inside, hundreds of boards are 
stickered with pieces of scrap wood to create 
ideal drying conditions 

A closer look at some of the lumber. 

however, reveals a "G" or "F" on the crosscut, 
which hints that there's more to the story of 
the shed and its contents, 

"F" stands for Fisher Auditorium. These 
boards were cut from a majestic pin oak that 
once stood between Waller Hall and Fisher 
but, because of disease, was removed 
before the start of construction of the lUP 
Performing Arts Center. The boards marked 
with a "G" were from a white oak near 
Gordon Hall, cleared in 2007 to make way 
for the Northern Suites. 

Also within the shed's inventory are 
remnants of a grove of larch trees, removed 
along with the old Annex building on Grant 
Street, and the campus's only Australian 
pine, which once stood near Breezedale 

So far, more than two hundred logs 
from campus trees have been donated to 
the Center for Turning and Furniture Design 
as part of the Harvest to Use initiative, 
a joint venture of the center, the Allegheny 
Arboretum, and the university at large. 

Through this initiative, logs that would 
have been headed for the landfill or chipper 
have instead found new life as a source of 
high-quality wood, laden with historical and 
emotional ties to the campus, for future 
student projects. 

Read more about the Harvest to Use 
initiative and about the work of Art students 
using post-consumer plastics in the Web 
Exclusive a( "^ 

Workers at Luce 

.J picking boney, i.. 
oiling coal from ''boney 
ftwaste rock. 







For three days in July 2002, the attention' 9f'th- 
nation was focused on Somerset County, Pa./j 
where rescue teams worked frantically to save nine 
coal miners trapped in a partially flooded chamber 
240 feet underground. 

"NINE FOR NINF was the triumphant news 
when the final miner was pulleql to the su 
through a rescue shaft from the Quecreekp^ 





QUECREEK became the 
^ best-known instance of a 
danger that miners have 
faced for decades — the risk 
of inadvertently tunnehng 
into an abandoned mine, 
filled with water or lethal gas, because the 
miners did not know it was there or because 
it was closer than was shown on an old 
mine map they were following. 

Now, lUF is playing a leading role in 
preventing future Quecreek-like disasters. 
The university's Institute for Mine 
Mapping, Archival Procedures, and Safety 
( IMAi'S) is collecting old mine maps, 
digitizing them with a special high- 
resolution camera, and entering them in an 
on-line, searchable database that will be 
accessible to the public. 

"After Quecreek, a lot of people started 
to say we got out of this lucky," said John 
Benhart, the first IMAPS director and 
chairperson of lUP's Department of 
(icography and Regional Planning. 

The federal government made S4 million 
available to improve mining safety by 
collecting old mine maps, with $1 million 
going to the Bureau of Deep Mine Safety 
in the Pennsylvania Department of 
Hnvironmental Protection to administer 
the program in the commonwealth. 
lUP was a logical partner to work with 

DEP on the map project. After CONSOL 
Energy Inc. purchased Indiana-based 
Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company 
in 1998, the new owner donated to the 
university R&P artifacts, including miners' 
helmets, drilling logs, photographs, and 
very old, very big mine maps. 

"The thing we became interested in was 
the maps," Benhart said. When he saw them, 
he knew they should not just be stored away 
in a library. 

The R&P collection includes about three 
hundred mine maps, some 5 feet by 14 feet, 
containing detailed information. 

"People weren't dealing with maps this 
size previously," said Phillip Zorich, IMAPS 
codirector and lUP's interim dean of libraries. 

It was obvious that special equipment 
would be needed to put the maps in a 
manageable and accessible format. So, the 
state purchased and placed in lUP's 
Stapleton Library a German-made Cruse 
large-format, digital scanner. 

It takes nine minutes for the 60-by-9()- 
inch scanner table to slowly slide under the 
camera while it captures in high resolution 
all the details on the map. Each scan is 
1.2 gigabytes of information. 

The larger maps have to be scanned in 
multiple sections, then electronically 
"stitched" together in the database. 

Some of the maps are color coded, with 

different colors representing succeeding 
years of mining at a particular mine. 
One map documents a mine's active life 
from 1890 to 1912. 

By August, IMAPS had scanned the 
R&P maps and roughly 1,200 other big 
mine maps. 

But the project is far from finished. 

"There are probably hundreds of 
thousands of maps out there," said Joe 
Sbaffoni, who directed the Quecreek rescue 
and is now director of the Bureau of Deep 
Mine Safety for DEP. 

"It's going to be a continuing project. . . . 
And lUP has played a big role in it," he said. 

The maps, in an accessible database, will 
serve two important functions. 

"First of all, it enables a company coming 
in to open up a new mine to do the 
permitting process, to lay out their mine so 
that it's not going to cut into an old mine," 
Sbaffoni said. "Number two, if by chance 
something would happen, if you have maps, 
that's very important if you have to drill a 
rescue hole or identify water elevations." 

In eastern Pennsylvania, anthracite coal 
mines date back 150 years. David Williams, 
the mine inspector supervisor in the 
anthracite division of DEP's Bureau of Deep 
Mine Safety, said old maps, when paired 
with annual reports filed by coal companies, 
can be a .safetv tool in a second wav. 

Archival pholos lUP Special Collections 

Remnants of Coal Culture 

A coal miner was in a tough spot if on pay day he received a "snake"— 
just a lazy S on his pay voucher indicating that his deductions equaled his 
earnings. Tennessee Ernie Ford described it best in "Sixteen Tons" when 
he sang, "Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go. I owe my soul to 
the company store." 

Snakes, pay ledgers dating to 1881, even the wood and brass pay gate 
where Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company miners picked up their 
money, are among the coal mining memorabilia on display in an exhibit in 
the University Museum in John Sutton Hall. The exhibit opened in 
September and continues into December. 

"A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania Coal Culture, Featuring the 
Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal 
Company Collection" documents coal- 
mining life in Western Pennsylvania 
with artifacts, old photographs, 
company records, and a sample of the 
large mine maps now being scanned 
and made accessible by IMAPS. 

Harrison Wick, Special Collections 
librarian and university archivist, said 
the exhibit features about one hundred 
panels of images and text and roughly 
150 items, including miners' hats. 

lamps, lunch buckets and tools, 
ledgers from local coal companies, 
and photos dating to the late 
nineteenth century from coal towns 

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like Ernest, Sagamore, and Whiskey Run. The display has pamphlets 
produced by R&P for its employees, written in several languages, reflecting 
the cultural diversity of the company's miners. It also includes the office 
furniture of Charles Potter, long-time R&P president. And it recounts 
mining disasters, unionization, and miner strikes. 

But the exhibit is about more than just the job of mining coal. 

"It's to tell the story about the miners' lives and their communities, what 
a day in their life was like as a miner and as a family," said Rhonda Yeager, 
archivist assistant. 

The exhibit is also an opportunity, Wick said, to promote the extensive 
R&P Coal Company Collection donated to lUP and to call attention to the 
need for funding to complete the 

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processing of the collection to 
make more of it available for 
public viewing. 

Items in the exhibit, on display 
through December 5, are on loan 
from the lUP Special Collections 
and University Archives, the Tri-Area 
Historical Society and Liberty 
tvluseum in Nanty Glo, the Historical 
and Genealogical Society of Indiana 
County, and private collectors. 

The University IVIuseum is free. 
Call 724-357-2397 for hours or 

—Randy Wells 

Archival photos lUP Special Collections 

"We can look at the dates on the maps 
and cross-check them against the 
production reports and determine, 'Are we 
looking at the most recent map or not?'" 
Williams said. 

Lon Ferguson, another IMAPS codirector 
and chairperson of the university's Safety 
Sciences Department, compares an on-line 
database of old mine maps to the Pennsylvania 
One Call System that alerts excavators to the 
presence of underground utilities before 
they dig. 

Ferguson said emergency response and 
rescue protocols may be changed by IMAPS' 
efforts because the quickly accessible 
database will help emergency responders 
plan rescue routes. 

The mapping project has not been 
without challenges. Some coal mining 

• Above: Mike Kuzemchaks pay envelopes 
from ttie Ebensburg Coal Company for May 1936 
Below: A motorman pulls a string of loaded coal 
cars past the Ernest coke ovens 

companies formerly used their own 
mapping coordinate system. 

"That was a big problem," Benhart said. 

The maps are being scanned into the 
IMAPS database using standard, recognized 
coordinates, not the varying systems used 
by some coal companies years ago. 

Students from lUP's Geography and 
Regional Planning Department are assessing 
the accuracy of some of the information on 
the old maps as they pinpoint remaining 
surface features, such as mine openings and 
the corners of old buildings, with GPS 
equipment. Students are also assisting with 
the scanning. 

The students, Benhart said, are gaining 
practical experience working with 
important data that needs to be saved and 
made accessible. 


"Why is a university relevant in a region? 
This is a pretty good example " he said. 

Under the agreement v^-ith the state, lUP 
may use the Cruse camera for digitizing 
things other than old mine maps. 

Benhart said the goal is to roll out the mine 
map database in the next two to three \'ears, 
and the maps of old Indiana County mines 
will probably be the first available for viewing. 

"This issue resonates with a lot of 
people," Renhart said, predicting that the 
Continued on page 28 

Digitized maps will be used not only by 
mining engineers planning new mines, 
but also by mine subsidence insurance 
companies, people planning to build new 
homes or drill wells, and those wanting 
information on property boundaries. • 9 

In early May, not long after taking 
the last of her final exams, lUP 
student LAURA KLINE headed to 
Pittsburgh. The journey from her 
KIttanning home was not for a 
job or a summer internship, / 
but rather for something 
Kline, thirty-one, has grown / 

Kline's right knee, ravaged by the 

effects of rheumatoid arthritis 

that has plagued her since her teenage years, was 
replaced at Allegheny General Hospital. Three 
days later, she was home walking with a cane. 
And three weeks after that, she was back on the 
Indiana campus, taking the first of two summer 
classes before she underwent yet another surgery 
to remove a cataract in late July. 

point of no return, Kline turns to surgery. 
Before her most recent surgeries, Kline had 
already had her right hip replaced and both 
wrists fused. Her left hip will probably be 
next. "1 feel like I go to the doctors all the 
time," she said. 

At the end of iuly, Kline had a cataract 
removed from her right eye. She had been 
virtually blind in that eye since 2007 but had 
to go to a specialist at )ohns Hopkins 
University for the surgery because of the way 
her arthritis inflames everything, including 
her eyes. Doctors hope they will be able to 
implant a new lens in Kline's eye in a few 
months. But Kline is thrilled she's able to see, 
even though her vision is blurry. Before, she 
could only make out light and dark. 

In the midst of all of this, Kline takes care 
of her kids: Anthony, thirteen; Brian, ten; 
and Lacie, seven. She attends classes, and 
she even volunteers. 

Kline intended to start college after she 

Such is life for Kline, a full-time student 
and mother of three, who not only must 
balance family and class schedules but a 
debilitating that leaves her in 
constant pain. But Kline approaches both 
school and life with the same positive 
attitude. "There are always opportunities," 
she said. "And .sometimes they're hidden. 
You just have to look." 

Kline was diagnosed with rheumatoid 
arthritis at age fifteen. She had injured an 
ankle during a fall, but doctors became 
concerned when her pain wouldn't go away 
even after physical therapy. Other joints 
began to ache, too. 

For years, Kline said, she was in denial 
about her condition. Rheumatoid arthritis 
is an autoimmune disease that causes pain, 
swelling, stiffness, and loss of function 
and deformity of the joints. Unlike 
osteoarthritis, RA often afflicts younger 
people and can impact other body parts, 
such as the eyes, mouth, and lungs. 

After accepting the need to take control 
of the disease, Kline has been able to 
manage it with medication. Much of her 
treatment has been through trial and error. 
Some drugs offer her no relief, while others 
do, but their potency fades over time. "1 try 
not to think about it, but the pain is always 
there," Kline said. 

And when the pain proves to be too 
much and her joints have worn down to the • 11 

graduated from Ford City High School in 
1996. But the birth of her oldest son when 
she was a high school senior put those plans 
on hold. "I spent ten years just being a mom 
at home with the kids, and I still love being 
a mom, but I just needed something more," 
she said. 

She enrolled first at lUP's Northpointe 
campus in Spring 2007. She decided on 
Accounting as a major, because she wants to 
work in an office setting and enjoys working 
with numbers. After one semester, Kline 
headed to lUP's main campus. 

When her kids have a day off school and 
she has class, she'll often bring them to sit in 
on her courses. "I think it plants a seed for 
their ftiture to go to lUP or another 
college," she said. 

lUP faculty member lennifer Wiggins 
lones '98, who taught Kline in a business 
communications class, said Kline's positive 
attitude is infectious. She marvels at Kline's 
ability to balance all her responsibilities 
while battling her disease. 

A Dean's List student and Provost 
Scholar, Kline has even spent time 
volunteering with the American Red Cross 
and preparing tax returns for the elderly. 
"You could be having a bad day, but Laura 
will come through the door, smiling despite 

being in pain, and it makes you forget what 
you were upset about," Jones said. 

But Kline doubted herself when she first 
started school. "I didn't have a lot of 
confidence," she said. "I crawled into the 
classroom. It was tough." Her speech was 
slow, her movements were slow, and she felt 
as though she wasn't keeping up. But with 
time and effort, she gained comfort and 
confidence. She carries her pile of books in 
her hands everywhere she goes to boost 
her strength. 

"Laura can type so fast even though 
she's had both of her wrists fused," Jones 
said. "She probably types faster than 
most students." 

Kline said she's glad she chose lUP. "They 
take the time to get to know the students," 
she said, "and there are so many professors 
that will help you outside the classroom." 

When she graduates next spring, Kline 
looks forward to reaping the rewards of her 
hard work. "The payoff is going to be so 
much better when I'm done," she said. ~'^ 

In Search of the Maya in a Land of 
Contrasts: Guatemala 

By Lydia Rodriguez a\d Francisco AlarcOn 

The journey in search of the Maya took 
us in May 2009 from Indiana, Pa, to 
Mexico City, to Guatemala City, to Antigua 
Guatemala, and then to the highlands and 
lowlands of Guatemala. In Mexico City we 
visited the famous National Museum of 
Anthropology. Since the museum contains 
several exhibits of Mesoamerican cultures, 
we went straight to the Mayan exhibition 
areas. In the Mayan rooms, an amazing 
amount of artifacts were on display: 
sculpture, pottery, textiles, and even sections 
of enormous reconstructions of temples and 
stelae. The sophistication of the ancient 
Mayan culture up close bedazzled us, taking 

us back in time as our heads exploded with 
old and new knowledge. Our excitement 
incited us to travel to the heartland of the 
Mayan world, Guatemala. 

Guatemala is a country built on contrasts: 
ancient to modern: unbelievably wealthy to 
vastly poor: downpours of rain to warm 
sunshine: an Indian majority and a Spanish 
ruling minority: a large German population to 
astonishing numbers of European tourists; 
and diverse languages, with Spanish as the 
official language. However, in this complex 
and contrasting country is a land where the 
lives of men, nature, and time have 
coincided and where they have dwelled 

together. Over three thousand years ago. the 
Mayas were endowed with extraordinary 
skills and formed one of the most well known 
and most respected civilizations in history. 
Our mission in Guatemala was to uncover 
and experience up front and close La Ruta 
Maya, the Mayan route. 

Armchair and active travelers alike 
will enjoy the full account of the journey Lydia Rodriguez 
is a faculty member in the lUP Spanish 
Department, and Francisco Alarcon 
is chairperson of the Mathematics 
Department, "a. • 13 

Two months before her death on 
July 9, eighty-eight-year-old 
professor emerita Jane Washburn 
was able to enjoy the Department 
of Counseling's celebration 
banquet In Sutton Hall's Blue 
Room. Also recognized at the 
event were other faculty emeriti 
James Wilson, one of the 
department's 1965 founders, and 
John Worzbyt. Dotsy Spinelli 
Gigliotti '70 represented her late 
father. George Spinelli, the 
department's first chairperson. 

Journalism Department 
chairperson Randy Jesick 

was the subject of an August 9 
feature story in the Pittsburgh 
Tribune-Review. It turns out Jesick 
was practically born in a newspaper: 

"The building that included our 
home also housed for a number of 
years a newspaper called the Belle 
Vernon Enterprise" he told writer 
Ron Paglia. "Isabelle Hurley was 
the editor, and she later became 
one of the major figures in the 
newspaper profession in the Mon 
Valley." Jesick has been at lUP tor 
forty years, and, at the time of the 
article, ranked third in seniority on 
the university's faculty. He is also a 
member of the lUP Magazine 
Advisory Panel. 

In late September, a memorial 
concert took place in Fisher 
Auditorium to honor the life of 
Music Department faculty member 
Daniel DiCicco, who died 
February 3. Performance groups 

included the Alumni Jazz Band, 
Alumni Wind Ensemble, lUPWind 
Ensemble, and Faculty Chamber 
Ensembles. There were also 
premiere performances of works 
composed by lUP alumni. A Beaver 
Falls native, DiCicco graduated 
from ISTC in 1954 and joined the 
faculty two years later. He was 
professor of clarinet and director of 
Bands, conducting the lUP Marching 
Band and the Concert Band. In 
1 961 , he founded the lUP Wind 
Ensemble and in 1973 took over 
direction of the Mellowmen from 
Charlie Davis. He received an lUP 
Distinguished Faculty Award for 
Service in 1986 and a Distinguished 
Alumni Award in 2003. The DiCicco 
Rehearsal Hall in Cogswell Hall is 
named in his honor. 

On November 4, Lois Blair 
will celebrate her hundredth 
birthday Blair came to ISTC in 
1946 to teach English in the 
junior-high grades of Keith School. 
(The editor of this magazine was 
one of her students.) In 1 961 , 
she was appointed director of 
laboratory experiences for what 
was by then Indiana State College, 
and she retired ten years later 
from what had become Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania. She 
continued to live in Indiana and 
to play active roles in many 
organizations. Today, she lives at 
St. Andrew's Village on Indian 
Springs Road. ^ 


• LAWRENCE LEAVING. SCRANTON SCRAPPED: Little was left of the Governors 
Quad by midsummer. The three residence halls were demolished to make way for 
the Crimson Suites, which constitute Phase IV of the Residential Revival. This view 
is northwest from the Eberly College building Davis Hall is at center, and the Suites 

New Appointments, lUP Council of Trustees 

• Jonathan Mack, an Indiana attorney long active in 
community affairs 

• Raymond Edwards, a junior International Business and 
Economics double major from Wernersville and a 
member of tfie Robert E. Cook Honors College 

lUP Center for Teaching Excellence Recognition 

• Fredalene Barletta Bowers 70, M'73. Human 
Development and Environmental Studies, recognized for 
academic advising and mentoring 

• Lori Lombard. Speecfi-Language Pathology, recognized 
for content pedagogy 

• Kelli Reefer Paquette '93, Professional Studies in 
Education, recognized for content pedagogy 

2009 Outstanding Business Professional 

• Presented by the Eberly College of Business and 
Information Technology to Chuck Leyh '80, board 
chairman and president of Enterprise Bank, Allison Park 

2009 Outstanding Entrepreneur 

• Presented by the Eberly College of Business and 
Information Technology to David Bluemling '85, CEO of 
IVIalin Bergquist, a public accounting firm with offices 

in three Pennsylvania cities 

Benjamin A. Gilman Scfiolarsfiip 

• Daniel Spratt, a junior Asian Studies major from Butler, 
selected for the scholarship from the U,S, Department of 
State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the 
Institute of International Education for study in China this year 

Pickering Fellowship 

• Sarah Flewelling. a junior from Pittsfield. Me,, and a 
member of the Robert E, Cook Honors College, chosen for 
the fellowship offered by the Woodrow Wilson National 
Fellowship Foundation 


• For the ninth consecutive year, lUP selected for inclusion in 
Princeton Review's flagship college guide — The Best 371 
Colleges. 2010 edition. lUP was also named among the "Best 
Northeastern Colleges." 



# For the sixteenth 
consecutive year. lUP 
selected by U.S. News & 
World Report as one of the 
top 216 national doctoral 
universities in the rankings for 
Best Colleges 2010 • 15 


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The remake of Mr. Smith Goes to 
Washington did not star Indiana 
native Jimmy Stewart as an idealistic 
congressman, featured no crooked 
politicians, and was absent a riveting 
filibuster scene. 

But the updated version did parallel 
the 1939 film classic in one respect: a 
storybook ending. 

Gavin Smith, an lUP junior from Stirling, 
Scotland, overcame odds longer than a 
Sahara drought to win the NCAA Division 
II golf tournament in May. 

When this Mr. Smith went to 
Washington — the tournament took place in 
Blaine, Wash. — the stars were seemingly 
aligned against him. Smith's recent perfor- 
mances could be charitably characterized as 
spotty, his confidence had ebbed, and 
he'd ine.xplicably left his wedge back in 

But in a stirring finish right out of a 
Hollywood script. Smith drained a birdie 

about finishing in the top ten and getting 
All-American. Then a couple of the leaders 
started making mistakes and I thought top 
five was possible. It wasn't until they were 
on the back nine that I started to think, hey, 
I have a shot here." 

Smith hadn't figured to find himself 
in such a favorable position when the 
tournament commenced at Loomis Trail 
Golf Club. His play during the spring 
segment of lUP's schedule was marked by 
more ups and downs than a roller coaster 
ride, with nary a victory. 

"My expectations weren't really high 
for the week," said Smith, a two-time 
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 
Player of the Year. "To be honest, winning it 
never really crossed my mind because of the 
season I'd had. I played well in the fall, but 
in the spring 1 had a couple of injuries. 
I hadn't really played good golf pretty 
much all semester." 

His already dim prospects faded further 

"I had no idea my score would be 
good enough to win it " he said. "I 
was just excited about finishing in the 
top ten and getting Ail-American." 

putt on the first playoff hole to win the 
national title. Everyone was caught by 
surprise. Smith included. 

"After the putt went in, I couldn't believe 
it," he said. "I was like, what just happened? 
I went from having pretty much a rubbish 
season to winning a national championship. 
It was surreal." 

Indeed, Smith ranked among the more 
unlikely candidates to hoist the title trophy. 
Unranked and unheralded, he opened the 
four-day event with a 76, rebounded with 
rounds of 69 and 70, and then closed with a 
74 for a five-over-par 289 that left him out 
of contention. Or so it seemed. As Smith 
relaxed in the, the leaders — still 
out on the course — began to selt-destruct, 
whacking wayward drives, plopping shots 
into ponds, missing "Gimme" putts. 

"1 had no idea my score would be good 
enough to win it," he said. "1 was just excited 

when he misplaced his wedge. Smith and 
lUP coach Fred Joseph went shopping for a 
suitable replacement, without success. Then, 
in a plot twist suggestive of an M. Night 
Shyamalan flick. Smith found the club he 
needed — in the trunk of a car. 

"The host school was Western Washington 
University, and their coach, Steve Card, told 
Gavin he'd lend him his wedge," said loseph, 
whose Crimson Hawks placed twelfth in the 
team standings. "So he went to his trunk, 
took out his wedge, and let Gavin have it for 
the week. He used it a total, I believe, of six 
times, and he made five birdies when using 
it. Five times it was the perfect club — a club 
borrowed from someone's trunk." 

Those birdies helped keep Smith within 
striking distance. And when leaders Gene 
Webster of Cal State San Bernardino and 
Patrick Bauer of Sonoma State faltered 
down the stretch — they each squandered • 17 

an opportunity to win the tournament on 
the final hole and wound up tied for third 
at 290 — Smith had new life. 

After sitting idle for the better part of 
four hours, he rushed off to the driving 
range to prepare for a playoff with Kelbi Lee 
of Ferris State, who also benefited from the 
leaders' late collapse. Not that it was much 
of a warm-up — Smith hit only four balls 
before an official arrived to escort him to 
the first tee. 

Joseph's heart by then was pounding 
like a jackhammer. And Smith? He was as 
relaxed as a napping kitten. 

"I talked to Gavin before he teed off and 
I said, 'Gavin, how you doing?'" Joseph 
recalled. "He said, 'I'm as cool as a 
cucumber. Coach.' I said, 'Well, I'm nervous 
as hell.' I could hardly get any air." 

Smith smacked his drive down the 
middle of the fairway, pulled the borrowed 
wedge from his bag, and hit an approach 
shot to within twenty feet of the flag. Lee, 
whose second shot stopped about twenty- 

Smith is the first 
PSAC golfer to 
win an NCAA 
title and only 
the fifth from 
a northern 

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National < 


Rick Hrip 







John Elliott 

Track and field 


NAIA (javelin) 

Larry McCoy 



,1976 UA\A (167 pounds) 

Dan Deacon 



NCAA (200 backstroke) 

Tammy Donnelly 

Track and field 


NCAA (10.000) 

Dave Maudle 

Track and field 


NCAA (javelin) 

Michelle Goodwin 



, 1 989 USGF (floor ex 88. beam W) 

Rose Johnson 



USGF (floor ex. all-around) 

Dina Margolin 



USGF (vault) 

Bob Babiak 

Track and field 


NCAA (decathlon) 

Jeff Neral 

Track and field 


NCAA (javelin) 

Alan Pugh 

Track and field 


NCAA (discus) 

Bob Vranich 

Track and field 


NCAA (javelin) ' 

Amber Plowden 

Track and field 


NCAA (100) m 

Derek Brinkley 

Track and field 


NCAA (400 hurdles) 

Mark Bridge 

Track and field 


NCAA (javelin) 

Sean Strauman 

Track and field 


NCAA (400) 

Nafee Harris 

Track and field 


NCAA (long jump) 

Gavin Smith 




five feet from the cup, on the opposite side 
of the green, narrowly missed his birdie putt 
before tapping in for a four. 

Given an opening to win the tournament, 
the unflappable Smith didn't flinch, rolling 
his putt into the center of the cup. The 
Crimson Hawks let out whoops and 
mobbed Smith, who in contrast to his 
teammates was as emotionless as Mr. Spock: 
no Tiger-style fist pump, no cap flung into 
the air, no exultant shouts. 

But Smith's stoicism couldn't mask the 
magnitude of the moment. Not only had he 
clinched the Arnold Palmer Award, which 
will be presented to him at halftime of lUP's 
football game against Gannon on October 

31, he had become lUP's first international 
national champion in any sport and the 
school's first golf champion since Rick Hrip 
claimed NAIA honors in 1968. What's more, 
Smith is the first PSAC golfer to win an 
NCAA title and only the fifth from a 
northern institution. 

All of which led Joseph to identify with 
the nerdy bachelor whose blind date turns 
out to be a beauty queen. Talk about hitting 
the jackpot: He took a hefty gamble three 
years ago by welcoming Smith into his 
program, sight unseen. Former Coastal 
Carolina University All-America golfer 
Lome Kelly, who recommends foreign ath- 
letes to U.S. coaches, issued glowing reports 

about a countryman who was as impressive 
as he was impassive on the course, and Joseph 
couldn't resist. He placed a trans-Atlantic 
telephone call and invited Smith to lUP. 

"1 never saw him play," Joseph said, shak- 
ing his head at the sheer absurdity of it all. 
"I was a little apprehensive because I had 
never done that before. I wasn't even sure he 
could play. But when I saw him take that 
first swing, I knew I had something." 

Did he ever. Three years later, Mr. Smith 
went to Washington — without momentum, 
without much confidence, without his 
wedge — and provided a storybook ending 
to rival anv of HolUfwood's. "^ 


3. ump 

There are many ways for lUP alumni to stay connected with the university-up close and personal or on: tine 

Sigma Epsllon sorority sisters liad a 
reunion in June at the Barn Door 
Restaurant in Millersville. Pa. From 
lett: Lucille Berl<ley Nast '49. Maxine 
Beebe Hufnagei '49, Velma Brown 
Forsythe '50, Ruth Van Ormer Shaul 
'49. Lorrayne Cuthbert Fogg '49, and 
Anne Faull<ner Lachenmayer '50. The 
photo was supplied by Ruth's daugh- 
ter-in-law. Cyndy Shock Shaul '78, 
IVI'79. More information about it 
appears in the Letters section. 


A t'amiK' nicnihcr rcniiiKJcd the 
uiiivcrsit)' that Isabel Cost 
Vogcl '23 was due tt) turn 107 
on August 30. She hves in St. 
Andrews Village near Indiana, 
still reads novels, and "is 
known for her acerbic wit." 


in mid-October, Mildred 
Philippi Williams '32 

celebrated her hundredth 
birthday at an open in 
Brockway, where she has lived 
for seven decades. A teacher 
before her marriage to the late 
Cieorge Williams, she ha.s a 
daughter, three grandchildren, 
three great-grandchildren, and 
several nephews and nieces, 
including this magazine's 


lolinstown resident Ken Gates 
'58,M'68 has, according to a 
lul\' article in the inbitnc- 

Dcinocrat, "de\ eloped a 
prediction matrix he says wi 
simplify economics and make 
it easier to understand. Within 
a circle, he shows units of 
economic activity and how they 
relate to each other. It will help 
students, businesses, and 
government and can be used in 
financial planning." A St. Francis 
University professor who 
reviewed the matrix called it "a 
imique opportunity to illustrate 
and also analyze interactions 
among the various economic 
actors in an economy." He also 
told the newspaper: "I believe 
the applicability of the model 
would increase substantially 
if it were converted into a 
computer program." 

Alumnae from ISTC's Class of 1953 

met in June at Ebensburg's Cottage Inn 
for lunch and reminiscing. This was the 
fifteenth get-together since 1990. 
A photo appears in Alumni Extra at Those in the 
on-line picture are Joan Everly Boyd, 
Jean Peron Celmer, Shirley Ort Henry, 
Gilda Castello Hertel, Marianne ^^ 

^mchak Hornyak, Audrey DeMarl. 
McGreevy Shirley Gushing Rapport, 
Betty Hosack Rhule. Pat Foust 
Rodgers. and Joanne Norris Sherman. 

)rt. .^ 

Designation of Codes 

AA Associate of Arts Degree CA Academy ot Culinary Arts D Doctoral Degree M Master's Degree 

www-iupedu/ magazine • 19 


Joan Stupic Winings '62 has 

four years of ISC yearbooks 
(1959 to 1962) to give away. 
Send e-mail if interested to Joan 
is a special education teacher 
retired from the Altoona 
School District. 

Six alumnae from the mid- 
sixties have gotten together 
monthly for the past twelve 
years. This past |uly, they met 
at lUP to see the changes on 
the lUP campus and then had 
dinner in Bruno's Wine Cellar. 
A photo of the group appears 
in Alumni Extra at Those 
who regularly meet are Leila 
Esper Bekic '67, Lorraine 
Maiiki Biel '66, Jane Ludwig 
Broudy '65, Mary Bowser 
Mohr '66, Barbara Delafield 
Mitchell '65, and Mary Sue 
Prokop '66. 


Trevor Hadley '68 was 

honored in May with the 
Leadership Award of the 
Mental Health Association of 
Southeastern Pennsylvania. 
He is professor of psychology 
in psychiatry and founder 
and director of the Center for 
Mental Health Policy and 
Services Research of the 
University of Pennsylvania's 
Department of Psychiatry. 
Supported by grants and 
contracts, the center has 
fourteen faculty members and 
fifty staff members and works 
with a number of public 
mental health system partners 
at the state, city, and agency 
levels. Associated with Penn 
since 1996, Trevor has also 
served in a variety of academic 
and government roles and was 
part of Philadelphia Mayor 
Michael Nutter's transition 
team in 2008. 

Five model trains run on 
a three-tiered layout in the 
Moxham, Pa., basement of Win 
Garland '69, M'72. Retired two 

The Class of 1960 

will celebrate its fiftieth 
anniversary during Alumni 
Reunion Weekend, June 
11-12, 2010. Each year, 
the Alumni Association hosts 
this weekend of events, 
during which fiftieth-anniversary class members are 
recognized as "pioneers." More Information and event 
registration will be available at lUP Alumni Connections, 
accessible through Class of 1960 
members can also contact the Office of Alumni Relations 
at 1-800-YES-2IUP. 

years ago after a career as a 
high school band and orchestra 
director and teacher, he was 
the subject of a feature in the 
Johnstown Tribune- Democrat 
in July. Win was a music 
educator in the Curwensville, 
Central Cambria, Blacklick 
Valley, and Richland school 
districts over a thirty-three- 
year career. 

Lt. CoL (Ret.) Jim Richards 
'69, Sigma Phi Epsilon brother 
and Purple Heart recipient 
from Vietnam, has accepted a 
position as assistant national 
service director for the Military 
Order of the Purple Heart 
Association at the association's 
headquarters in Virginia. 

George Staudenmaier '69 
retired in June as 
superintendent of Burrell 
School District, Lower Burrell, 
Pa. The subject of a July feature 
in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 
George spent thirty-seven years 
in teaching and administration 
in the Penn Hills and Burrell 


Alumni Extra 

( has a 
photo from a recent canoe trip 
with four seventies alumni. One 

of them, Jbn Colaianne '70, 

worked as an undergraduate 
for Ed Coleman's rafting 
expedition service at Ohiopyle. 
(Ed was an lUP Chemistry 
faculty member.) lim, John 
Winger '70, and Dane Konop 
'75 grew up not far from one 
another. For their luly day-trip 
on the Kiskiminetas River, they 
brought along Rich DiStanislao 
'71, M'72. lim is a biochemist 
for Sunoco in Wexford, Dane is 
retired and living in Shepherd- 
stown, W.Va., and |ohn has 
been in construction in Las 
Vegas for the last decade but is 
moving back to Pennsylvania. 
Rich worked in Harrisburg for a 
few years but has returned to 
lUP's main campus in an 
administrative post. 


Don Giesmann '71 has 
been elected moderator of the 
Indiana/Kentucky Conference 
of the United Church of Christ. 
He lives in Huntingburg, Ind., 
and is pastor of Salem Church. 

Sister Dorothy Kundracik 
M'72 celebrated fifty years with 
the Ursuline Sisters in luly. 
She entered the Ursulines from 
Youngstown, Ohio's St. Patrick 
Church after graduating from 

the city's Ursuline High. The 
recipient of a bachelor's degree 
from Youngstown State, she 
taught in Ohio and Montana, 
assumed roles in parish min- 
istry and healthcare, and cur- 
rently works at a senior center 
in Lordstown. 

Boyertown ( Pa. ) School 
District Superintendent Harry 
Morgan '73 plans to retire in 
lanuary. According to the 
Reading Eagle, after three years 
in the district, Harry has seen 
Boyertown students achieve 
"the highest overall math and 
reading scores on the 
Pennsylvania System of School 
Assessment Test of any district 
in Berks County." 

David Truby, an emeritus 
member of the lUP Journalism 
faculty, reports that Sharon 
Santus '73 is a doctoral student 
in Penn State's College of 
Communications and John 
Beale '79 is a senior lecturer in 
the same college. Sharon is also 
a tenure-track faculty member 
in the Department of Mass 
Communications at 
Bloomsburg University. 

Who not only wears crimson 
and gray but drives it, pedals it, 
and plays golf with it? That 
would be Steve Wiedmaier '73, 
organizer and first president of 
the Northwestern Pennsylvania 
alumni chapter. According to an 
Alumni Extra, Steve's golf clubs 
sport lUP head covers, the cars 
he and his wife, Cindy, drive 
have always had lUP colors, 
and Steve's custom-made 
bicycle is decked out in authen- 
tic Pantone hues. "I called the 
lUP College of Fine Arts to get 
the exact color numbers, and 
the frame builder did the 
painting," Steve said. "It's a 
masterpiece." Read all about 
this lUP enthusiast at}nagazine. 

For more than thirty years, 
Tom Anthony '74 has created 
sculptures and signs in neon at 
his firm. Greater Pittsburgh 


Neon, in Lawrenceville. A 
feature about Tom and his work 
appeared in the Pittsburgh 
Tribune-Review in )une. 

Several 1974 alumnae got 
together to celebrate their 
thirty-tlfth anniversary and to 
attend the events of Reunion 
Weekend in June. They toured 
the new suites, "the lovely 
Breezedale" (which they had 
known as Elkin House), and 
strolled Sutton's fourth floor, 
where all had lived their fresh- 
man year. I'hey enjoyed the 
dinner-dance in the Blue 
Room, walking through the 
Oak Grove, and retelling lots of 
college stories. Photos from the 
weekend are in Alumni Extra at 
www. iup. cdul magazine and 
include Bobbie Miller Hart, 
RoseAnn Ruoti Hill, Kyra 
Troyan Niklewicz, and Klaine 
Walls Reed. 

With hopes of putting 
together a reunion, Anthony 
Rocco '74 would like to hear 
from all alumni who attended 
the IUP at Punxsutawney 
regional campus in 1971-72. 
His e-mail address is 
arg(Uig(i'iuU mail. com. 

Bo Yettcr Breneman '75 said 
she's really enjoying her new 

role as IT director at DVFG 
Companies in Conshohocken. 
Three years ago, she attended 
an Alpha Phi reunion at IUP. 
"Wow!" she said, "Have things 
changed since 1975." 

Pittsburgher Linda Buchek 
Hippert '75 has been named 
executive director of the Allegheny 
Intermediate Unit after thirteen 
years as superintendent in the 
South Fayette School District. 
Linda, who has a doctorate, was 
also a high .school principal for 
six years. 

Charles Tate '75 was honored 
in lune with a Choice Award 
presented by Washington's 
S?7irtr/(r£0 magazine with the 
designation SmartCPA. In 
addition to his work as managing 
partner at Tate & Tryon, a 
nationally recognized public 
accounting and consulting firm 
in Washington that specializes 
in nonprofits, he helped 
develop and launch a pilot 
learning program for summer 
interns in cooperation with N 
Street Village. 

Two seventies alumni were 
guests in luly at a high school 
graduation part\- hosted by 
Deena Kelly '04, M'06 for her 
daughter, Kate, now a freshman 
at IUP. A photo in Alumni 
Extra at www.iup.eihi/magazine 

shows two eras of Blairsville 
High School Homecoming 
royalty. Bobcats in the picture 
include Lujean Boring 
Dettorre '76, M'80, former 
Homecoming queen; her 
husband, Ab Dettorre '76, 
M'85, head football coach; 
Lauren Melnick '05, former 
I lomecoming queen; and Chad 
Jurica '07, M'09, former 
Homecoming king. 

In mid-December, 
publication is scheduled for the 
latest novel by Randall Silvis 
M'76. Hangtime: A Confessioti 
is, according to its publisher, 
Kitsune Books 
( www. kitsunebooks. com j,"a 
bittersweet tale of lost hopes 
and nearly grasped second 
chances." The author has 
published ten books of fiction 
and one of narrative nonfiction, 
has won a number of literary 
prizes, is the father of two sons, 
and still lives in Western 

Colleen Conrad Stump '76, 
M'82 has been named associate 
vice president for University 
Advancement at Frostburg 
(Md.) State University. 
This means she has divisional 
responsibility for Clommunica- 

Sande Zirlin M'70 has published a delightful second 
book, Grandma and The Katsel. which combines a 
■/iddish vocabulary lesson with the story of a cat who, 
through "a burst of feline chutzpah" finds a good home. 
Illustrated by Linda Tracz and published by Pittsburgh's 
Rosedog Books, it is "dedicated to stray animals 
everywhere, with hopes that one day they will find 
someone to care for them." A retired art teacher, Sande 
lives in Amsterdam, N.Y., and is currently president of 
Amsterdam's Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue. 
She is also, according to the book's jacket, "the proud 
owner of two Katselech of her own," 


tions and Media Relations. 

Twelve years ago, when she 
retired from nursing adminis- 
tration, Louise Laird Christo- 
for '78 started a jam and jelly 
company in Reynoldsville, Pa. 
Carriage House Creations 
recently received the Small 
Business of the Year Award 
from the Greater DuBois Area 
Chamber of Commerce as well 
as recognition, including visits, 
from local legislators. Louise 
plays an active leadership role 
in many area organizations and 
is a frequent guest lecturer in 
the Food for Profit Workshop 
sponsored by Penn State. 

Last year, Edward Jackson '78 
was promoted to professor of 
family medicine in Michigan 
State's College of Human 
Medicine. He teaches on the 
national level for the Ainerican 
Academy of Family Physicians 
as well as for his college's 
Family Medicine Board review 
course. This past spring, he 
made his third international 
health trip to Guatemala, where 
he and four residents in 
emergency medicine, family 
medicine, and obstetrics took 
part in caring for eight hundred 
patients in four days. 

Doug List '78 is attending 
C^al State Los Angeles with the 
goal of obtaining teaching 
credentials in secondary 
education. He spent the past 
thirty years as a newspaper 
iournalist, the last eighteen of 
them with the Los Angeles 
Times. Doug and his wife, 
Jessica, live in (ilendalc. 

Richard Peltz '78 has 
joined ,\\ant IMC as a senior 
management consultant in the 
Harrisburg headquarters, where 
he oversees projects related to 
public transit, passenger and 
freight rail, transportation, and 
infrastructure facilities. 

Southern Californian Jerry 
Roberts '78 has been 
acquisitions editor for Arcadia 
Publishing for six years and has 
commissioned more than two • 21 

hundred books in California 
and Colorado. He himself has 
three new books in circulation 
or soon to be released: The 
Encyclopedia of Television Film 
Directors (Scarecrow Press), 
The Complete History of 
American Film Criticism (Santa 
Monica Press), and The South 
Bay (Arcadia), part of the 
Postcard History Series, 
written with lames Osborne 
and Marilyn Ron. Jerry recalls 
getting his start as a film 
reviewer for the Penn, when, he 
said, "Susie Schild [77] and 
BarbVancheri |'77] hired me." 

University of North Carolina 
at Pembroke faculty member 
Peg Sorrell Trueman '78, the 
holder of a doctoral degree, has 
been chosen as one of North 
Carolina's Great Nurses of 
2009. Presented by a grassroots 
peer recognition organization, 
the award honors nurses who 
make a difference in their 
community and professional 
setting through a commitment 
to nursing excellence. 

Patti Ricci Marino '79 
received a special gift for her 
birthday in July: that same day, 
her niece, Danielle Bishop 
Padgett '02, gave birth to 
Gabriella Sophia Padgett. 
More information is in the 
Arrivals section of this issue. 

Sharon Bacheller 
Partridge '79 has started 
mi'H'./;7'e5^-i7/s/ with 
another woman in order to teach 
lifestyle and healthy living skills 
through on-line chats. 


Alumnae Kathy Sorrick 
Dinsmore '80, Mary Jo Clarke 
HoUeran '80, M'81, Michelle 
Troya Kalish '80, M'82, and 
Karen Strangis Wojcik '80 
reunited for a campus visit in 
July. The quartet met in 1976 as 
freshmen assigned to Whitmyre 
Hall. On their recent visit, they 
toured the building, now home 
to the Robert E. Cook Honors 
College, and, Michelle said, 
"excitedly located their former 

Chuck Leyh '80, board chairman and president of 
Enterprise Bank in Allison Park, was selected as the 2009 
Outstanding Business Professional by the Eberly College 
of Business and Information Technology. He was 
recognized at the nineteenth annual lUP Business Golf 
Classic at Verona's Longue Vue Club in July. On the same 
occasion, David Bluemling "85, CEO of Malin Berquist, 
a public accounting firm with 125 employees in three 
Pennsylvania cities, was recognized as Eberly's 2009 
Outstanding Entrepreneur. Chuck is one of the founders 
of Enterprise Bank, a commercial niche bank that assists 
small to midsized businesses and specializes in helping 
start-ups and distressed companies. In addition to serving 
as board chairman and president, he serves on the bank's 
Senior Loan and Finance committees. Chuck is also a 
certified public accountant and partner in the public 
accounting firm of Kinol, Sharie, Leyh & Associates. In 
2004, David was honored as a Pittsburgh Business Times 
"Fast Tracker" — one of fifty Pittsburgh area professionals 
under forty-five who had made significant contributions in 
business and the community 
He was the only CPA firm 
managing partner selected for 
the honor that year. He is 
married to Sheila Mowry 
Bluemling '85 

rooms on the second floor." 
After nearly thirty years in 
retail loss prevention, Terri 
Carson Medice '81 has taken a 
new job as assistant general 
manager. Human 
Resources/Operations, for 
Macy's. Her husband, Ed 
Medice '91, is recovering at 
home in Leechburg, Pa., after 
spending nine months in the 
hospital last year for removal 
of a brain tumor. 

Alert reader John West '81 
let lUP know that Vic SavelH 
'81 was on the cover of the 
August 1 7 issue of Radio Ink 
magazine. Vic is executive vice 
president of GAP Broadcasting 
and also the EVP for GAP's 
Archstream. He told Radio Ink 
that "Local is the current focus 
of all the major digital portals 
right now." His company 
operates 116 radio stations in 
twentv-four markets. 

In 1982, George Held placed 

a Valentine's [lay message in 
the Penn to Cathy Mignogna 
'82. Nearly thirty years later, 
George and Cathy have 
rekindled their romance, and 
George sought lUP's help in 
finding the newspaper message. 
George attended ILIP from 
1980 to 1982 and then served 
twenty years in the U.S. Air 
Force, eventually graduating 
from the Community College 
of the Air Force and the 
University of Maryland. Now, 
he is an investigative technician 
with the FBI in Macon, Ga. 
Cathy lives in Philadelphia with 
her daughter and was recently 
recognized by her employer, 
Wachovia Bank, for her project 
management skills during the 
bank's merger with Wells Fargo. 

.-Kfter publishing three 
nonfiction books on her 
scholarly studies, Margot 
Osborn Kinberg '83 has 
published her tlrst novel, a 
murder mystery called Publish 
or Perish (Strategic Book 
Publishing). According to 
Margo, who has earned a 
doctorate, the action follows 
the death of a graduate student 
in a Pennsylvania university 
and the investigation by 
students and faculty. 

In July, Tony KroU '83 was 
the first ever to receive the 
Outstanding Career 
Development Facilitator 
recognition from the National 
Career Development 
Association, a division of the 
American Counseling 
Association. Presented in St. 
Louis at the association's global 
conference, the award took 
note of Tony's efforts to 
develop work-ready skills 
among students, assist them 
with pursuing higher education 
and obtaining scholarships, and 
help them find jobs. 

Indianapolis marketing 
executive Bob Marchesani '83 
has been elected to a second 
term as chair of the 
North-American Interfraternity 

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The association's membership 
includes seventy-three 
international and national 
men's Greek-letter social 
fraternities with more than 
5,300 chapters on more than 
eight hundred campuses in 
Canada and the U.S. 

Dennis Marsili '84, M'03 
was selected as Pittsburgh law 
enforcement examiner by the 
on-line E.xaiiiiiier.coiii. He 
contributes weekly articles on a 
variety of law enforcement 
topics and also works full time 
as a detectix'e sergeant wLth 

New Kensington's Police 
Department. His proofreader is 
his wife, elementary teacher 
Cynthia Carricato Marsili '85, 
who contends that her part of 
the process is the most labor 
intensive. Dennis is looking for 
a photo of the 1983 lUP Rugby 
team; he'd like to hear at 
from team members, as well 
as from law enforcement 
personnel who have ideas for 
future on-line articles. 

last November, Patricia 
Bernens Kostik '85 received 
her national board certification 

for teaching through the 
National Board for Professional 
Teaching Standards. She teaches 
third grade at South Allegheny 
Elementary School in Port Vue, 
Pa., and is also co-owner of 
Swissvale Arcade Lanes. 

Ciarnet X'alley, Pa., resident 
Tim Pulte '85 was hired in 
August as chief operating 
officer of the Delaware River 
Port Authority. He will oversee 
operations of the authority's 
four bridges, the River-Link (a 
seasonal ferry system between 
Camden and Penn's Landing), 
and the South Philadelphia 

Cruise Terminal. 

As city carillonneur for 
Frederick, Md., John Widmann 
'85 plays the forty-nine-beil 
loseph Dill Baker Carillon. He 
also teaches music in grades 
K-5 at Tuscarora Elementary 
School and is music director 
and organist at Frederick 
Presbyterian Church. In 2008, 
he was a guest carillon and 
organ artist in both the 
Netherlands and the 
Netherlands Antilles. This past 
summer, he played in Montreal 
and at Washington Chapel in 
Valley Forge, Pa. 

Bryan Putt '86 was the 
subject of a story in Pittsburgh 
Business Times in June. Since 
1998, he has been president and 
CEO of AIReS, a family-based 
business in Robinson 
Township. The 220-employee 
company has expanded to 
become a global relocation 
services firm that offers home 
sale and home purchase 
services, language training, 
and visa and immigration 
work, as well as destination 
and settling services. 

U.S. Farm Credit 
Administration visual 
information specialist Linda 
Toki '87 can be seen on lUP 
Magazine's website 
( ) with 
her most recent Communicator 
Awards of L^istinction for Print 
Design. They are for design of 
two 2007 annual reports — one 
for the FCA and the other for 
the Farm Credit System 
Insurance Corporation. 

In August, Robert Beer M'88 
was appointed senior vice 
president of First National Bank 
and joined the FNB Business 
Credit Department based at the 
bank's One North Shore ("enter 
Pittsburgh location. 

Tatia Mitchell O'Connor '89 
recently accepted a position at 
UPMC in Pittsburgh as senior 
manager. Corporate and 
Special Projects. 

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When the G-20 summit rolled 
into Pittsburgh's David L. 
Lawrence Convention Center 
in September, Dominique 
Carnovale Metcalfe CA'93 
was there to feed the 
participants. The executive 
chef at the center, she has 
been employed for six years 
by Levy Restaurants, based 
in Chicago. Dominique, a 
graduate of lUP's Academy of 
Culinary Arts, has worked in 

more countries than some of 
the G-20 summit participants. 
Starting at Glacier National 
Park in Montana, where she 
did an externship in the early 
nineties, she moved up to the 
Bake Shop in the Grand 
Hotel on Michigan's Mackinac 
Island and then went on to 
The Breakers in Palm Beach, 
Fla. Next stop: the Train 
Station in Zurich, Switzerland, 
where Dominique eventually 

became chef de partie 
entremetier at Au Premier, 
the Train Station's leading 
restaurant. After a brief stop 
back at The Breakers, she 
accepted a position with the 
Hyatt Regency Dubai in one 
of the seven United Arab 
Emirates, followed by a stint 
in Australia as chef de partie 
at the Sydney Convention 
and Exhibition Centre. 
Her next stop was Pittsburgh, 

where, in her half-dozen 
years at the convention 
center, Dominique has twice 
overseen catered dinners for 
five thousand. "I really enjoy 
all the behind-the-scenes 
preplanning that goes into 
each event," she said. 
"Going into the kitchen to 
actually 'cook,' nowadays, 
is my getaway It's very 

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Kimberly Scherer Spering '91 , 

a family nurse practitioner, 
recently joined Brndjar Medical 
Associates, an internal medicine 
practice in Emmaus, Pa., where 
she works with teens and adults 
of all ages. She also serves as an 
Advisory Board memher of 
("linician 1 (wH'w.cliiiiaaiil.aimh 
a Web-based message board 
forum for nurse practitioners and 
physician assistants that provides 
opportunities in continuing 
education, research, and peer 

The recipient of an MFA 
degree from California's 
Chapman University, Shawn 
Fornari '93 is pursuing a 
doctorate through the University 
of Phoenix. He has lived in New 
York c;ity, where he worked for 
WNET, and in Florida, where he 
worked at Disney and Universal. 

Now a resident, with his wife, 
Anna, of North Hollywood, he is 
a part-time instructor in the Los 
Angeles school district and a 
part-time realtor. "My passion is 
film," he writes, "and lUF 
provided a strong foundation ot 
education for me. Because of 
many excellent faculty members, 
I will someday be a professor." 
He can be reached at 

After nearly ^vo years as man- 
aging editor of the Wall Sinri 
Journal Online, Almar I^tour '94 
has been appointed by the 
Journal as editor-in-chief, Asia. 
In his new role, he will oversee 
the newspaper's print version in 
Asia — a version that recently 
expanded to India — and work on 
building its digital presence there. 
In May, he told an interviewer 
ft-om Beet.TV that "The 
metabolism of news production 
at the Wall Street Journal has 

gone way up." (A video snippet 
is available on the Web. ) A native 
of the Netherlands, Almar was a 
Fulbright Center undergraduate 
campus scholar and earned a 
master's degree at American 
Uni\'ersit\'. He has been a staff 
reporter for the Journal in 
New York and in Europe, 
including London, Stockholm, 
and Brussels. 

lUP Chemistry facult>' 
member Nathan McElroy '94 
received one of the uni\ersitv''s 
Academic Excellence and 
Innovation Awards for 
2009-2010. His successful 
proposiil was entitled 
"Determining the Effects of Acid 
Mine Drainage and Marcellus 
Shale Wells on Nonpolar Organic 
Contaminant Uptake in 
Semipermeable Membrane 

Niles, Ohio, resident Ronjon 
Barua '95, M'96 is a \iilunteer 

with Cospel for Asia, a mi.ssion 
organization based in Texas. 

Science and social studies 
teacher Ryan Pellegrino '96 was 
New Teacher of the Year at 
Dobbins Middle School in 
Paulding County, Ca. 

Dolores Zanchi Gillespie '98 
has moved to Spangdahlem Air 
Base in Cierman\- with her family, 
which includes two sons, Evan 
and Anthony, and a daughter, 
Nicole. Her husband, Charles, is 
an Air Force technical .sergeant. 


Each year, the organization 
Norristown (Pa.) Cximmunities 
That Care for Youth honors 
individuals for ongoing 
dedication to helping area 
youth stay safe and drug free. 
Karen Fisherowski Konnick '00, 
director of Marketing and 
Communications for Family • 25 

Services, was one of three 
recent honorees. A photo of all 
three is in Alumni Extra at 

Jaquetta Fisher '00 was 

married in luly to Rasheed 
Thornton, brother of Vernitra 
Walton '02. The wedding party 
included Damon Morris '99, 
'02 and Kareem Jordan '99, 

When Veronica Estes '01 
married N4atthew Endrik in 
June, Victoria Estes Doran '94 
and Lauren Turcovsky Butler 
were bridesmaids. Among the 
family members in attendance 
were Stuart Estes '68, Vivian 
Davis Estes '68, M'74, and 
Shawn Estes. 

The e-mail address of Trevor 
Maloney '01 was incorrect in 
the Summer issue ot 
lUP Magazine. It is 

Andrea Baker '02 was 
awarded certification in reading 
and literacy by the National 
Board for Professional Teaching 
Standards in April. She also 
earned an M.Ed, in reading 
education from Edinboro 
University in May. She lives in 
Lake Wales, Fla., and is dean 
of a new middle school, Edward 
W. Bok Academy, she helped 

Kristy Esch Broering '02 and 
her husband, Matthew, live in 
Indianapolis, where Kristy is 
managing editor for Angie's 
List magazines. 

Wlien Kellee Finnegan Gast- 
geb '02 was married in May, her 
wedding party included 
Heather DiGiacomo Koss '00, 
Mel Myers '02, and Jennifer 
Bartfalvi Aviles '02. Crystal 
Barlow Reiner '01 was a 
wedding guest. 

In addition to their baby 
daughter, Abby, Lisa Nissley 
Golding '02 and Tim Golding 

'02 have a two-year-old, Nora 
Gayle. The family lives in 
Mechanicsburg; Lisa teaches 
family and consumer sciences 
at Cumberland Valley High 
School, and Tim is a research 
analyst in the Pennsylvania 
Department of Revenue. 

Attorney James Logue '02 ot 
the Benn law tlrm was recently 
appointed by the York County 
(Pa.) Board of Commissioners 
to a three-year term as a mem- 
ber of the county's Area Agency 
on Aging Advisory Council. 

Harrisville Borough Police 
Department recently promoted 
Daniel Anschutz '03 to the 
rank of sergeant. He earned a 
certificate in Criminal lustice 
from lUR 

In July, Deena Kelly '04, 
M'06 hosted a high school 

graduation party for her 
daughter, now a freshman at 
IL'P. A photo in Alumni Extra 
at shows 
two generations of BlairsvUle 
High School Homecoming 
royalty. Bobcats in the picture 
include Lujean Boring 
Dettorre '76, M'80, former 
Homecoming queen; her 
husband, Ab Dettorre '76, 
M'85, head football coach; 
Lauren Melnick '05, former 
Homecoming queen; and Chad 
Jurica '07, M'09, former 
Homecoming king. 

Pamela Servello '04 is 

engaged to William Briggs and 
plans to be married next July. 

Samuel Richards '04 taught 
for five years at Pittsville 
Middle School, Wicomico 
County, on Maryland's Eastern 
Shore. He recently moved to 

Monday, November 2, 2009 

Reception 6:30 p.m. • Concert 7:30 p.m. 
Heinz Hall • Pittsburgh 

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lirasilia, HiM/il, lo U-ach hi'-tory 
and Hnglish at the AiiK-rican 

Robert E. (look Honors 
College alumnus Eric Black '05 
has been singing roles in the 
Washington, I).C., area, 
including one in the Washington 
National Opera's recent 
production of Tumndoi. The 
director was none other than 
I'lacido Domingo, (^f an earlier 
role the barit*)ne sang with the 
I5el Cantanti Opera at the 
Oiney Theater (!enter for the 
Arts, Washington Post reviewer 
Mark Estren wrote, "Eric 
Christopher Black was a fine, 
full-voiced Dr. Malatesta with a 
good sense of physical comedy." 
Eric earned a master's degree 
from Maryland Opera Studio at 
the University of Maryland. 

When Stacy Pound '05, M'08 
married /.achary Caria in 
September 2(K),S. Kristi Watson 

Bennett '05, M'09 was matron 
of honor, and Annie Putila '04 
was maid ot honor. 

Pittsburgh Post -Hazel tc 
photographer Michael 
Henninger '06 has a great 
photo blog on the newspaper's 
website. Go to 
gazette.coni/blogs and select 
Eyes on Fire or go to the link in 
Alumni Extra at 

At the luly wedding of 
Sherry Grcch '07 and Saqib 
Chowdhry M'07, the wedding 
party inchuled Christina Fleck 
'07, Stephanie Fleck '07, 
Colleen Stauffer '07, Becky 
("harrie, |en Bain Chowdhry 
'01, Rob Schcllinger '05, M'07, 
anil Bobby Finley '03. 

When Liz Hikes '07 married 
Steve Brown '07 in August, 
man\' 11 M' line Arts alumnae 



Renee Schmidt '92 to Paul I'ortfilio, April 17, 2009. Shawn 
Fornari '93 to Anna Gasparian, lune 25, 2006. 


Jaquetta Fisher '00 to Rasheed Thornton, July 3, 2009. 
Veronica Estes '01 to Matthew Endrik, June 6, 2009. Kristy 
Esch '02 to Matthew Broering, May 19, 2009. Kellee Finnegan 
'02 to Michael Gastgeb, May 2, 2009. Daniel Anschutz '03 to 
April Shreve, August 8, 2008. Thomas Koharchik '03 to 
Heather Lewis, August 9, 2008. Rebecca Marsh '03 to Keith 
Thiec, May 16, 2009. Melanie Gundy '04 to Ocan Ogetibil, 
March 2, 2009. Heather Trueblood "04 to lordan Wills, May 
31, 2009. Mark Dixon '05 to Stefanie Kallas '05, luly 1 1, 2009. 
Stacy Pound '05, M'08 to /.achary (iaria, September 6, 2008. 
Brian Luksik M'06 to Laura Grouse M'07, August 1, 2009. 
Stephen Brown '07 to Elizabeth Hikes '07, August 1 , 2009. 
Saqib Chowdhry M'07 to Sherry Grech '07, July 3, 2009. 
Nick DiPrizito '07 to Natasha Kaplan '07, October 10, 2009. 

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To Michael Tarquinio '81 

and Kimberly Tarquinio, a 
daughter, Katherine Anne, 
April 12, 2009. To David 
Gartiey '89 and Amy Gartley, 
a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, 
July 11,2008. 


To Paula Vale Seidman '90 

and Stuart Seidman, a 
daughter, Shelby, February 4, 
2009. To Daniel Francis '91 
and Michele Geer Francis '92, 
M'99, a daughter, Nina Grace, 
January 19, 2009. To lamie 
Robinson '93 and Teri 
Eytcheson Robinson '95, a 
daughter, Brinley Kristine, 
May 29, 2009. To Raymond 
Rakvic '95, M'96 and JiU 
Charnego Rakvic '00, M'02, a 
daughter, Claire Ann, March 8, 
2009. To Shannon Lynch 
Ebersole '96 and James 
Ebersole, a son, Cameron 
James, October 13,2008. 
To Amy Kessler McKinley '97 
and Michael McKinley, a son, 
Landon lames, June 23, 2009. 
To Elizabeth Kurzawa- 
Hawrylczak '98 and Dale 
Hawrylczak, a son, Nicholas 
John, April 19, 2009. To 

Jennifer Carter Hoffrnan '99 

and Derek Hoffrnan, a daughter, 
Alice Evelyn, luly 3, 2009. To 
Randel Massafra '99 and 
Netisha Andrew Massafra '00, 
a daughter, Isabella Susann, 
December 4, 2006, and a 
daughter, Sophia Madisson, 
September 26, 2008. To Jill 
Thompson Stango '99, M'04 
and Jared Stango, a daughter, 
Stella Grace, July 6, 2009. 


To Dustin Mott '00 and 
Tiffany Desmond Mott '02, a 

daughter, Madison Margaret, 
June 24, 2009. To Kelly 
Hiltabidle Kaskan '01, M'06 
and John Kaskan '04, a son. 
Tanner Patton, January 22, 
2009. To Maura Caruso Wren 
'01 and Francis Wren, twins, 
Grace Patricia and Maggie 
Elizabeth, January 5, 2009. To 
Lisa Nissley Golding '02 and 
Tim Golding '02, a daughter, 
Abigail Genie, April 6, 2009. 
To Danielle Bishop Padgett 
'02 and Matthew Padgett, a 
daughter, Gabriella Sophia, 
July 25, 2009. To Jill Jeffcoat 
Smith '02, M'06 and Jared 
Smith, a daughter, Marin 
Rose, February 25, 2009. To 
Jessica Stile Steiner '02 and 
Ryan Steiner, a son, Easton, 
May 13, 2009. To Mark 
Wardzinski '02 and Elizabeth 
Yanyo Wardzinski '03, a 
daughter. Diem Elisabeth, 
January 28, 2009. To Daniel 
Anschutz '03 and April 
Anschutz, a daughter, Madilyn 
Lee, luly 8, 2009. To Thomas 
Koharchik '03 and Heather 
Koharchik, a daughter, Abigail 
Marie, lune 14, 2009. 

were on hand. Kaitlin Daneker 
Huggins '07 was matron of 
honor, and EmUy GoU Canner 
'08 was a bridesmaid. Jordan 
Canner '07 was best man; 
groomsmen included Justin 
Beish '08 and Jeremy "Bean" 
DeLuca. Residents of Beverly, 
Ohio, Liz and Steve both teach 
general music and choir at the 
elementary level. 

Kristopher Anderson '08 

works in the Corporate Trust 
Department at Bank of New 
York in Pittsburgh, lives on 
Mount Washington, and studies 
finance at Duquesne University. 
In the summer, he joined the 
Leukemia and Lymphoma 
Society's Team in Training and 
planned to run in the October 
1 1 Chicago Marathon "in 


Continued from page 9 

digitized maps will be used not only by mining engineers planning 
new mines, but also by mine subsidence insurance companies, 
people planning to build new homes or drill wells, and those wanting 
information on property boundaries. 

And DEP's Williams believes the old maps will be popular, for a 
more personal reason, with another group of people — those whose 
fathers and grandfathers toiled far underground in the mines. 

"They can say, T have this map. This is where Pap worked at, right 
here,'" he said. 

Postscript: On August 17, Bob Wilson, formerly Venango County's 
geographic information systems analyst, became the new director of 
IMAPS. Wilson earned an undergraduate degree at lUP in 1989 and a 
master's degree in 1993. He was employed in lUP's Geography Depart- 
ment for eleven years and is a former director of the university's Spatial 
Sciences Research Center. 

John Benhart, Lon Ferguson, and Phillip Zorich continue to serve as 
an advisory committee to IMAPS. ^ 

Raiiily Wells '84 is a reporter at the Indiana Gazette. 

R&P Coal headquarters on Indiana's Church Street when it was new in the twenties 

honor of Ben, a seven-year-old 
boy with Down Syndrome in 
treatment for leul<emia at 
Children Hospital of 
Pittsburgh." By early August, 
he was a third of the way to his 
fund-raising goal of $3,750. 
More about Kris appears in 
Alumni E.xtra at 

In June, Staff Sgt. Charles 
Hubbard M'08 assisted in 
rescuing five injured soldiers 
in Baghdad. His patrol was 
traveling along an Iraqi road 
when oncoming traffic caused 
one of the unit's Humvees to 
roll upside down into a canal. 
All five occupants were rescued 
safely. Charles is a ten-year 
National Guard veteran whose 
unit, incidentally, collects 
school supplies and donations 
for Iraqi children in 
cooperation with an lUF staff 
member. Information about 
that effort and a link to a fuller 
description of the June incident 
appear in Alumni Extra at 


Ashley Hague '09 is a student 
at Texas A&M L'liivcrsity. 
Marissa Umbel '09, an 

alumna of the Robert E. C'ook 
Honors C,ollege, was coauthor 
of a recently published paper by 
a University of Oregon 
biophysicist and other 
colleagues. During the summer 
of 2008, she worked in the UO 
lab of Raghuveer Parthasarathy 
through the university's 
National Science Foundation- 
tundcd Research Experiences 
for Undergraduates. She is 
currently studying medical 
physics at Ohio State. 

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1932: Genevieve Coleman 

1954: Patricia Raysor Fonner, 

1991: Robyn Kriser Mennetti. 


Patricia Kestner 

1993: Marsha Alico(M). 

1933: Clarissa Hon,se Hyde, 

Henderson, Robert Hock. 

1994: Heather Empfield, 

Anna Robertson 

1957: Martha Herr Frick. 

Twila Peace. 

McKelvey, Mary Louise 

1958: James Hullihen, 


Call Young. 

Robert Tcrlinski. 

2003: Erin Potthast Burkett, 1 

1934: Ruth Miller Kunkle. 

Christopher Miller. 1 

1937: Eleanor McClelland. 

1960: Margaret Gendrolies, 


1938: Irwin Siegler. 

Samuel Griffith, 

2009: Kristen Stormer. ■ 

1939: Lillian Griffith Rowles. 

Charles Wray. 


1961: Sandra Thomas Miller, 

'current or former I'aculty 

1940: Fredericka Barnett 

Jane Washburn (M)*. 

member, staff member, or 


1963: Naomi Stewart Graham, 


1941: Dorothy Cook Freed. 

Alberta Morgan. 

1942: Marie Eyer Chronister. 
1944: Josephine Acciai, 

1964: Martha Dunlap Baker. 
1967: Lois Magee Rockwell. 

other deaths 

Kathleen Zellefrow 

1968: John McDowell. 

Corey Denlinger, a sophomore 

Coleman, Phyllis Butler 

1969: Raymond Bremer, 

Communications Media major 


June Schmucker Griffith. 

from Conestoga, died July 10, 

1945: Dorothy Beck Douglas. 


1946: June Kunkle Griffith, 

1970: Karen Bundle, Carmel 

Ann Halama, Marilyn 

Lupo LeClair (M). 

Matthew Laird, a junior 

Proffitt Whiteside. 

1972: Ann Rosko Dibert, Carol 

Communications Media major 

1947: Hugh Dinco, Natalie 


from Pittsburgh, died July 4, 

Keller Maier, Mary 

Marilyn Reddy, Christine 


McAvoy Roberts. 

Race Walters, Vivian 

1948: lames Scanga. 

Callahan Wilkinson. 

Twila Lantzy, who worked in 

1949: Nelson Maurer, 

1973: Joseph Hammer. 

Housekeeping at lUP for 

Elaine McDonald 

1975: Michael Mohan. 

eighteen years, died August 7, 


1976: George McTighe, Heather 
Devore Probst. 


1950: Howard Kennedy, 

1977: Colleen Bringman, 

Bonita Shearer, a faculty mem- 

Margaret Kunkle 

lane Brinkworth Sperber. 

ber in the Nursing and Allied 
Health Department, died lune 

McGary, Marie 

1979: Lisa Hodas Klockow. 

Hudzinski Scanga, 


George Weiss. 

1980: Mary Frances McCrea 

1951: Gwendolyn Beard 


Amelia Vaught, a freshman 


1983: Douglas Wright. 

Finance major from Finleyville, 

1953: Patricia Sobeck Clark, 

1985: Leslie Heath Doyle. 

Pa., died May 3 1.2009. 

Freda Custer, Margaret 

1987: Debra Jacox, Marie 

"Jo-Del" Kissinger 

O'Brien (D), Theresa 

Shavaughn Wallace, a fresh- 


Zilinski Wheeler. 

man Management major from 

1989: Amy Knapp, Mark Miller. 

Pittsburgh, died May 22, 2009. 

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